There was a time when anyone could send me (tag!!) a random meme and I would join in with abandon. My first tagging felt like an invitation to join the Cool Kid’s club. It came a few months after my initial foray into blogging and it was as if I was given a sign I had finally been accepted by my peers.
Little did I know that memes were one of those ‘acquired tastes’ phenomena like Brussels sprouts or planking. Either you love them or loath them. I loved them… I answered every one with enthusiasm and shameless honesty.
That was until I was publicly bitch slapped by another blogger for tagging her. She was definitely in the Loath camp. She called me out for being a lemming and then went on to rant about how stupid she thought these harmless little Internet chain letters and I were. (I still have nightmares…)
New policy… thank you for any meme you send my way, I really do appreciate the thought, truly I do. However, I won’t pass them on, and I probably won’t participate either. It’s nothing personal.
If I come across one that I like, one that looks like something I can have fun with, I will steal it from you. I found one at Chibi Jeebs’ and Jen O.’s that I couldn’t pass up ~ 30 Days of Shamelessness.
You’ll get a month’s worth of confessions and superfluous trivia about me, and I’ll sate my irrepressible desire to over share (and fodder for my writer’s block). These won’t be posted daily, but they will come in fairly rapid succession.
Topics for discussion:
- declare your love for an uncool TV show.
- look a fool.
- eat. Whatever you feel like eating.
- waste time.
- declare your love for an uncool movie.
- act “girly” or “manly” in a way you’d normally avoid.
- share your efforts at something you don’t think you do well.
- expose something messy or dirty you’d usually hide.
- declare your love for an uncool band.
- dress to show some skin.
- share about a health struggle.
- speak up about something crap that was done to you.
- hold yourself accountable — not guilty — for something crappy you did to someone else.
- dress, walk, and act like you know you’re all that.
- spend money on a non-necessity or share a financial struggle.
- discuss the reality of your work situation.
- share details about a bodily function or fluid.
- talk about sex
- express a strong feeling.
- set a boundary.
- air one of your secrets.
- share a struggle you have yet to “just get over.”
- ask for help.
- make a mistake.
- express a dissenting opinion.
- discuss a failure.
- look a fool.
- name 3 more ways you can live shamelessly and commit to doing them…
Stay tuned, it’s about to hit the fan…